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technofile: Linux rclock program tells the time, of course, but also alerts you to new mail

Dec 27, 1999, 16:29 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Al Fasoldt)

"The most famous clock in the world? It might be Big Ben in London -- unless you're a longtime Unix computer user."

"In that case, the most famous clock might be the one that comes with every X Window system, XClock. It's nothing but a resizeable analog clock -- one with hands, in other words -- that you can put anywhere on your screen...."

"But it's time for a change. There's a much better clock than XClock. It's rclock, spelled just like that. (A lot of Linux and Unix programs have all-lower-case names, so you'll just have to get used to it. If a name looks odd that way, just give it time. It won't after a while.)"

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